Levi Aron was arrested earlier today in the kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Kletzky got lost on his way home from school on Monday and sadly encounted Aron.
The New York Post reports, that when police entered Aron’s Kensington, Brooklyn home they questioned him about the boy and he nodded towards the kitchen. Officers discovered what they believed to be Kletzky’s severed feet in the refrigerator. They also found a cutting board next to three bloody butcher knives.
Aron, who turned 35 years-old today, then led police to a dumpster two miles away where the rest of Kletzky’s body was found. Cops said Aron, who is a clerk at a hardware store, allegedly suffocated the boy before cutting him into pieces, the Post reports.
Police commissioner Ray Kelly said Aron “panicked” when he saw the massive search led by the Brooklyn Hasidic Jewish community and the NYPD to find Kletzy and “that’s why he killed the boy.”
Aron is Jewish but authorities aren’t sure if he’s Hasidic.
This is tragic and disgusting. May Leiby Kletzky rest in peace.
Via The Huffington Post.